Acquiring certain behaviors from experience, knowledge or skills
A relatively permanent change in behavior or potential to respond that results from
tendency to notice and res
SENSATION AND PERCEPTION
Sensation: elementary/basic components of an experience. Physical features, breaking
things into small parts
Perception: how we interpret the basic elements into something more meaningful. How
Why start by talking about biology?
Biology is the basis for everything. The Building Blocks of Behavior. There are
biological theories for everything.
CNS (Central Nervous System)
HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY
What is Psychology?
Scientific study of behavior of individuals and their mental processes.
using scientific methods to study what people think and do
focus on individuals (sociology is
HOW DO WE MAKE SENSE OF OUR WORLF THROUGH THINKING
Processes that underlie the mental manipulation of knowledge usually in an attempt to
reach a goal or solve a problem
What is development?
Age related physical intellectual social and personal changes that occur throughout an
Cognitive Development: PIAGET
*Biggest impact on developmental psychology-
behavior that occurs infrequently in population
behavior that violates rules or accepted standards of society
Emotional distress is a defining factor, but mainly DISFUNCTION-
The discipline that studies how people think about, influence, and relate to other
people. Why people do what they do
how we explain a behavior
Pattern of psychological characteristics such as thinking and feeling that make us who
FREUD, father of personality psychology
Hes the man here.
Cultural influence, development of the unconscious, st
Process involved in starting, directing, and maintaining physical and psychological
As a biological process: Glucose-
sugar that provides energy, if you eat glucose
levels go up
Treatment designed to help people deal with mental, emotional or behavior problems
Type depends on disorder and person, some are better treated in certain ways than